One of Kent’s longest standing dealers, Euromobility, is hoping for a successful takeover bid from a local company within the mobility industry after it was forced to close recently.
The company has ceased trading and taken its website down but has said that it has spoken to another business which is “very keen” to see Euromobility continue and is looking at potentially taking on the company and staff.
Euromobility has operated in Maidstone for more than 25 years providing mobility equipment to the local community and health professionals.
Directors Lesley Floyd and Mandy Fenton issued a statement explaining that the work it does for Kent County Council via NRS Healthcare has been “taken in-house”, cutting off an important source of revenue.
The statement said: “Kent County Council chose to award the running of their loan stores to Nottingham Rehab Supplies and we have worked extremely hard to continue to demonstrate and supply a range of products and services for the NRS contract.
“We were advised recently that the last of the work that we do and services that we supply for KCC through Nottingham Rehab Supplies was being withdrawn from us and taken ‘in-house’ by them and without this vital income stream, we are no longer able to sustain as a company, therefore we have had to take the decision to close our business.”
Floyd and Fenton added that the pair are “actively talking” with both the company interested in taking on Euromobility and the liquidators regarding a “positive way forward”.